Starbucks: Upstanders

Upstanders is a Starbucks original series featuring a collection of short stories, films and podcasts sharing the experiences of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities.       About the Films In April, I received a call from Joshua Trujillo, former photojournalist and current manager of photo and video for…

Minerva Institute: Visionary Futures

Visionary Futures is a short film created for the Minerva Institute to profile students who receive financial assistance. The film is used to engage the support of philanthropists and inspire them to continue to donate and fund the work of the Minerva Institute in providing equal access to to quality education. About the Film The Minerva…

Minerva Institute: Active Learning Forum

Active Learning Forum: A New Way to Learn is a film created for the Minerva Institute that tells the story of the impact that the Active Learning Forum has on student learning and professor instruction. We explore not only the depth and breadth of the platform tools, but also highlight the real relationships that develop both…

Global Immersion: San Francisco

Founded in 2014, Minerva Schools is designed around a new vision of higher education that combines a reinvented curriculum, rigorous academic standards, innovative technology, and an immersive global experience. Students study in seven different cities over the course of four years, including San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Mumbai. This short film is the first…

The James Irvine Leadership Awards

I’m happy to share four stories I worked on in December for The James Irvine Leadership Awards. The awards recognize and support individuals who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant issues in California. This years winners are working to stop child sex trafficking, provide college education to inmates at San Quentin, close the education gap for Latino parents…

James Irvine Leadership Awards

This is Talking Eyes Media’s fifth year producing the leadership award videos for The James Irvine Foundation. These are documentary-style profiles of these winners and their organizations. We spent two days doing all the main interviews and then two days in the field with each subject. Two of winners from this year are posted below….

Trash Talk + Flatbush Zombies: In the studio

Converse hired Lauren and me to take over a series of short “In the Studio” films to accompany the release of the “CONS EP VOL. 1″ compilation, which pairs music artists to collaborate on songs for the album. We produced the shoot from beginning to end. The song in this video “97.92″ is produced by…

RATKING + Eric Copeland: In the studio

This short was produced as part of an upcoming shoe release for Converse. I filmed the verité scenes and the tighter angle of the interview. Sarah Riazati is the director, editor, and animator. Ben Carey set up the main interview and lighting, and Lauren Frohne ran sound on the four mics. It was great to…

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Each year, The James Irvine Foundation hires Talking Eyes Media to produce short profiles for their leadership awards. We usually schedule about two days of filming per winner and about a five to eight days editing. While all the winners are often doing amazing work, Christa Gannon’s Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) program stood out…

VII Photo – 2012 Teaser

VII Photo commissioned Talking Eyes Media to produce a teaser / promo reel for the agency. This was a fun project to piece together and find similarities in composition, light and content to create diptychs and smooth sequencing. It was also incredibly humbling and difficult to make selects from such an amazing body of work. All…